Nighttime is the best time to see sea turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs on the beaches of Monterrico. You can also participate in programs that help get rehabilitated sea turtles back into the ocean. On land, you can find canopy tours of the jungle that take place in the night, allowing you to go on zip-line rides while you look for nocturnal animals.
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Take this tour to see Tikal at one of the busiest times of day — early in the morning. You’ll leave for your tour before the sun comes up, and then watch the jungle wake up from the top of one of the site’s temples. Bring a flashlight so you can see the nocturnal animals when you first arrive in the jungle. This time of day comes with another advantage, as the site has fewer visitors at this time of day.
3 hrsFrom $72
Pacaya Volcano is one of Guatemala’s many active volcanoes – sometimes you might just see steam, while other days you might see lava spewing from the caldera. This overnight hike lets you watch the sunrise over the volcanoes. From the summit, you’ll have a tremendous view of the surroundings, including Acatenango Volcano and Fuego Volcano in the distance.
24 hrsFrom $101
The landscape surrounding Tikal changes dramatically as the sun begins to set. This tour lets you see the beginnings of the evening creep in, as nocturnal animals begin their daily routines, between 6 and 8 pm. Best of all, the angle of the setting sun illuminates parts of the canopy that you can’t fully appreciate during full daylight.
3 hrsFrom $72
Get ready to camp in the cloud forests above Finca Filadelfia on this overnight tour. Tour participants will camp in a beautiful forested area and enjoy a campfire, story telling, hiking, and other activities.
14 hrsFrom $36
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